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Maestoso
majestically/stately
Schneller
faster
brass
brahss
Inversion
opposite tones
Agitato
Excited, agitated
Bossa Nova
un palmarès
a top-chart
Sarod
Indian plucked lute
ritardando (rit.)
gradually slower
Half rest
2 beats
constitute
to compose; form:
Singspiel
Opera known in Germany
Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism
Chinese Philosophy
ryuteki
Japanese transverse bamboo flute
Cadence?
A POINT OF RESTING
Monophony
single melody without harmonic accompaniment
music
art of sound in time
güira
scraper in merengue
Plays quick eighth note patters
josquin
international celebrity; wrote secular and sacred music; used texture to highlight mass text; unified mass; brought out meaning of words.
 
triple-stopping
playing 3 strings at once
andante
play at a walking pace
The musical has remained exclusively an American art form, not attempted by composers of other countries
False
Pitch
tone determined by frequency of vibration
modulation
change from one key to another
accent
giving emphasis to a single note
musical bow
string attached to curved bow
Pipa
Chinese, Four string pear-shaped lute held upright
nocturne
an instrumental composition of a dreamy or pensive character.
Folk Blues
Music of the rural, working poor.
-Rooted in field hollers, work songs, and spirituals
-first reported around 1900, not recorded until mid-1920s
--probably performed for many years before 1900
Rubato
A characteristic of music where the strict tempo is changed for musical effect
The connecting passage that leads from the first theme to the second theme in a sonata form is called a:
transition
minstrel shows
shows where white actors performed music in blackface
Bouche
Muted French Horn using the hand, indicated by +
Late mid ages poet-composer known for sacred and secular music
Machaut
motet
sacred poems set to music with Gregorian chant
started out as a virtuoso pianist.Due to going deaf he became more and more odd and introverted.
Beethoven
tempo
relative rapidity or rate of movement, usually indicated by such terms as adagio, allegro, etc., or by reference to the metronome.
timbre (tone color)
-The quality of sound.
-vocal color: tight, open, rough, smooth, scratchy, raspy.
-bright, dull, loud, quiet, hot, cool.
First movemenet concerto form
sometimes described as a sonata-allegro form with a double exposition. Usually opens with an aorchestral exposition, or ritornello, in the tonic key, often presenting several themes. Mozart's piano concerto in G major is a notable example of this genre
A virtuosic soung in which the character expresses his or her feelings is called:
an aria
French Romantic Operas
 
Opéra comique Grand opera Opéra lyrique  French opera began to grow in popularity. Opéra lyrique, lyric oprea, was to present dramatic opera in a somewhat lighter style(and shorter works). Opera bouffe, pure comic opera
France Opera composers Georges Bizet Composed the opera Carmen one that shadows a new style of opera Verismo. Giacomo Meyerbeer.
polyphonic
multiple melodic voices which are to a considerable extent independent from one another.
war dance
a Native American dance performed by men
Kotekan Telu
Single Line Melody, pollos and sangsi share pitch which each pivots
Based on lecture, who was continuously referred to as "the hardest working man in show business?"
James Brown
Chicago Style Jazz
White group adaptations to New Orleans Jazz
Early Baroque musical style
Melody- wide range reflects influence of virtuosic solo singingHarmony- major and minor scales, repeating rhythms, sudden shifts in dynamics reflect dramatic qualityForm- AABB
trio sonato
A sonata for two solo instruments and continiuo
Punjab Region
Formerly a state of India, the Punjab region was divided in 1947 between India and Pakistan.
da capo
repeated from the beginning (used as a musical direction).
Fusion was popular during
a. 1930's - 1940's
b. 1940's - 1950's
c. 1950's - 1960's
d. 1970's - 1980's
e. 1980's - 1990's
f. 2000's - Present
d. 1970's - 1980's
A classical concerto is a 3-movement work for who?
instrumental soloist and orchestra
It is thought that Mahler's conversion to Catholicism was prompted primarily
to avoid anit-Semitism in Vienna.
What is ragtime music?
piano music in duple meter with a highly syncopated melody and the left hand maintains the beat
All of the following are important features of Chopin's style except
short, motivic melodies designed for intense development.
Which is not true of an oratorio?
it is performed as part of a religious service
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